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  • COVID19 Work

    Day 23: Highs and LOWS

    Yesterday was one of the latter. Did the “new month” energy wear off this quickly? God, I hope not. But at the same time, I had no desire to get up when my alarm…

    April 7, 2020
  • COVID19 Weekend Work

    Day 20: Weekend #3 & A Ramble

    Though the shelter-in-place order was not issued until later in March, the first day of scheduled school that did not happen was March 16. For me, that marked the beginning of some sort of…

    April 4, 2020
  • COVID19 Work

    Day 15: Back to “School”

    The kids start online school today. Annabel’s day begins with a morning meeting at 10 AM, and then they are supposed to complete various work tasks (?? mostly independently?) based on a curriculum provided…

    March 30, 2020
  • COVID19 Work

    Day 11: Tired

    Today’s post will be short, because I have a 7 AM conference call. Josh is supposed to be on it too (pitfalls of working for the same employer!) and we have hired Annabel to…

    March 26, 2020
  • COVID19 Planners Work

    Day 9: Full Focus?

    Yesterday was my first day using the latest version of the Full Focus Planner. I sort of hate to admit it as a Hobonichi die-hard, but . . . I kind of liked it.…

    March 24, 2020
  • COVID19 Work

    Day 5: Seeking Comfort

    Will I keep titling the posts “Day ###” when we are in the 20s and beyond? I guess I will have to make that decision down the road. I do feel like I am…

    March 20, 2020
  • COVID19 Parenting Work

    Day 4: Some Thoughts

    I had a very bad day yesterday. Hopefully today will be better. A list of thoughts. No other format seems right this morning. 1- No one really knows what the right thing to do…

    March 19, 2020
  • COVID19 life Parenting Work

    Day 2: Just Getting Started

    First, a happy announcement related to my professional life: our pediatrics residency program filled! For those not familiar, getting a residency spot is a ~6 month process, beginning with electronic applications and ending with…

    March 17, 2020
  • life Work

    Structure & Survival

    School is closed. Spring break was slated to start the week after next (3/23), but we didn’t find out until 4:30 pm today that the kids will not be back until further notice. Cameron…

    March 13, 2020